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Shakespeare & Language

Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

The most famous playwright in the English language. His plays and poems have been studied in high schools, colleges and universities for years. Hollywood has been adapting, updating, and making movies about him since 1899.  Explore the world of Shakespeare here.

 

Criticisms and Interpretations

For most people, Shakespearean is a different language. Whether studying the plays in class or watching it on stage, these books will help explain what exactly is going on.

Biographies

There is not much that is known about Shakespeare, but a lot that is speculated. These biographies cover the latest theories.

Elizabethan Life and Times

Find out more about theater life in Shakespeare's time by checking out these books:

The Comedies

All's Well That Ends Well As You Like It  The Comedy of Errors  Cymbeline  Love's Labour's Lost  Measure for Measure The Merchant of Venice  The Merry Wives of Windsor 

 

A Midsummer's Night Dream  Much Ado About Nothing  Pericles  The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest  Troilus and Cressida   Twelth Night  Two Gentlemen of Verona  The Winter's Tale

The Histories

Henry IV part 1  Henry IV part 2  Henry V  Henry VI parts 1, 2, and 3  Henry VIII  King John King Richard II  King Richard III

The Tragedies

 Antony and Cleopatra  Coriolanus  Hamlet  Julius Caesar  King Lear  Macbeth Othello  Romeo and Juliet  Timon of Athens  Titus Andronicus